Is Maui Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Maui is relatively safe for solo female travelers. The locals are often friendly and helpful. The majority of the island feels safe, even when walking alone at night in tourist areas. Be conscious of your surroundings and secure your personal belongings to avoid petty theft, which can occasionally occur. Always use your own discretion and take standard safety precautions as you would in any other place.

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How safe is Maui?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Safe

Maui is generally considered to be a safe travel destination. However, it is always essential to take precautions at night. All areas in Maui are not equally well-lit or populated, and it can vary from locales like tourist resorts and towns to quiet, isolated beaches. While crime rate is low, typical precautions like not displaying expensive possessions, being aware of your surroundings, and not walking alone in dark or secluded areas apply. Overall, Maui is a safe place to visit even for solo female travelers.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Safe

Public transportation in Maui, is fairly reliable and safe. Most people find the buses to be clean and the drivers friendly and helpful. However, as with any mode of public transportation, remain alert about your surroundings, hold onto your belongings, and avoid traveling alone at night. Always prepare your route in advance to minimize uncertainty.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Low

Generally, Maui is considered pretty safe for solo female travelers. Street harassment is not a serious issue there due to the welcoming and respectful nature of the locals. Most inhabitants are accustomed to tourists and exhibit a friendly attitude. However, as in any locale, it's important to keep your wits about you and stay in well-populated areas, especially at night.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Maui is generally a safe destination for tourists and solo travelers alike. Petty crimes such as pickpocketing, theft or burglary do occur, but they are not widespread. Most parts of the island have a strong sense of community and value the safety of both residents and visitors. However, it's always important to exercise common sense and not leave your belongings unattended in public areas or in your rental car, especially at beaches and parks.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

Tap water in Maui is considered safe for drinking, preparing meals, and brushing teeth. This is because it undergoes stringent quality checks as per the United States Environmental Protection Agency guidelines before reaching households. Also, it is continuously monitored and tested to meet all federal and state drinking water regulations. Hence, in general, there is no need to worry about consuming tap water in Maui.

Is Maui safe to travel?

4.7 /5

Based on 7 experiences

Flo

Flo

Australia

Solo travel experience

Maui is absolutely amazing! I highly recommend it as a solo traveller as I felt very safe and Hawaiians are very nice people. The must do in Maui are the Haleakala volcano for sunset or sunrise! You go by car all the way to the very top above the clouds and see the sun setting or rising- depending at what time you go. Be mindful to bring warm clothes and blankets as it gets very cold up there! The other must do activity is the Road to Hana! A beautiful drive along the coast with many huge waterfalls, hikes and banana bread around🙌🏼

Posted: July 18, 2024
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Paige

Paige

Canada

Solo travel experience

Maui is an incredible island with endless opportunities to explore! I feels very safe just ensure you are being respectful to the locals, especially on the road to hana. There are endless views to admire including waterfalls, endless hills of palm trees, tons of wild chickens, black sand beaches, ect. Be sure to try some seafood while youre there, fish tacos were my favourite:) Hawaii is a state in the USA so it is fairly expensive so make sure you budget properly, even hostels are around $50 a night! We opted for a truck with a camper in the back that we found on airbnb! With 3 ppl it was about $50 per day. You definitely need a car if you’re wanting to explore the island so this was definitely the best option for us:)

Posted: June 10, 2024
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Solo travel experience

I was on a solo trip to Maui. It was amazing and I never felt unsafe. I stayed at a hostel where they offered free tours, which was a great way to meet new people and explore interesting places on the island. I highly recommend this trip.

Posted: June 10, 2023
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Is Maui safe right now?

Before your visit to Maui, it's essential to check travel advisories for United States, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

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Last updated: July 17, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian Government advises to exercise normal safety precautions in the United States of America. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: April 2, 2024

Is Maui worth visiting?

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 7 experiences

Marla

Marla

United States

Solo travel experience

Definitely need to do a whale watch! Love Kiehi as my favorite town to stay in, especially The Hale Pau Hana Resort. A very walkable town but a car is helpful to get outside the beach area. This is my happy place!

Posted: March 6, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

Paia is located just before the start of the road to Hana. Visit this place on your way back to the hotel. At the beginning of the road to Hana, there is a beach where you can usually see many turtles. Make sure you are respectful and keep your distance. If you want to see turtles in the ocean, the black rock area in front of the Sheraton at the northern end of the hotels is always a great place where you are most likely to see sea turtles. I really enjoyed Haleakala at sunrise - you need to book it in advance. If you do, make sure you bring warm clothes.

Posted: October 17, 2022
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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